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Major Sporting Events in Houston: April 18-24, 2022

By April 17, 2022Sports events
SaberCats battle for position in crowded Western Conference with weekend game | Courtesy of Houston SaberCats

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, the Astros finally go home for an opening day of H-Town, the Dash closes out the Challenge Cup, eSports takes over NRG Stadium and a star-studded charity event dodge, duck, dive, dive and dodge at EaDo.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 7 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April – Finally, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Go early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4-6:30 p.m. $9 and up. Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 5:40 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April – George Springer returns to Minute Maid Park with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback on Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K at Timbergrove Manor | Saturday April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 on race day. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 per race day. 8 a.m.
  • Ultimate Dope Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday April 23 – This charity showdown at Pitch 25 in East Downtown will see four teams of Houston sports stars and local celebrities dodge, dodge, dive, dive and dodge to earn money for their team’s nonprofit. Hosted by Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, the teams will be led by NFL players Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid, Chester Pitts and DJ Big Reeks. $20; free for ages 5 and under. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday April 23 – The final home game of the month will see the SaberCats take on an Eastern Conference team from Toronto. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of action in the Spring Finals, pitting North American teams against each other in League of Legends. Tickets are $120 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at PNC Stadium | sunday april 24 – The NWSL Challenge Cup group stage final will see Dash host Racing Louisville FC. $12 and up. 5 p.m.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.